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Patent Public Advisory Committee public meeting

Attend the next public meeting of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) to learn more about patent-related policies, goals, performance, budgets, and user fees.

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Patent Public Advisory Committee public meeting
Patent Public Advisory Committee public meeting

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM EST

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About the Event

Attend the next public meeting of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) to learn more about patent-related policies, goals, performance, budgets, and user fees. You can watch the virtual public session at the following WebEx link. The PPAC advises the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.

Questions or comments related to the agenda can be submitted in advance to ppac@uspto.gov.

Agenda (all times are ET):

11-11:30 a.m.

Call to order

  • Introduction and welcome
  • Swearing-in of new members
  • Subcommittee reorganization and PPAC priorities

Opening remarks

  • Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Drew Hirshfeld

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Patent pendency, quality, international, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), PQuIP

  • Subcommittee priorities
  • Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response (DSMER) pilot program
  • New developments from PTABDirector review PTAB resources for inventors PTAB pro bono pilot program Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP) eligibility requirement

12:30-1 p.m.

Innovation expansion and outreach

  • Subcommittee priorities: short, medium, and long term
  • Update on education outreach
  • CI2 and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) update

Break

1:30-1:50 p.m.

Artificial intelligence (AI)/information technology (IT)

  • Subcommittee priorities
  • Cybersecurity/resiliency
  • Migration to cloud
  • DOCX
  • Search Tool: migration and training
  • Artificial intelligence update

1:50-2:15 p.m.

Legislative and AI/International policy

  • Subcommittee priorities
  • Updates on USPTO reports
  • International updates (updates on patent system developments in e.g., Brazil, China, and the EU)
  • WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) readout
  • Upcoming international meetings: Trilateral and IP5
  • The Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement (IDEA) Act

2:15-2:30 p.m.

Finance/budget

  • Subcommittee priorities
  • FY 2022 status
  • On the horizon
  • Fee schedule summary

2:30 p.m.

Meeting adjourns

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